Kids & Families in West London
kids can be tiring enough so it’s reassuring to
know that as soon as you reach West London there’s
plenty to entertain the little ones. First port of call
should be Pollock’s Toy Museum [map],
Scala Street, Camden. Here you’ll find a massive
collection of toys from across the globe and through the
From dolls’ houses and folk dolls to teddy bears
and tin toys, there’s plenty here for children
and older people wanting to relive their childhood.
Visitors can pick up a free guide and during the summer
holidays there’s also live theatre performances for tots.
If they’ve been particularly well behaved it’s
time to take them to Funland [map].
The world’s leading indoor family entertainment
centre, located at The Trocadero [map],
Piccadilly Circus, Westminster, is a real legend and perfect
for older children and teenagers. Choose from a range
of activities including amusement arcades, cinema and bowling.
Meanwhile, take the younger children to the Puppet
Theatre Barge [map],
Blomfield Road, Little Venice.
This unique venue is located on an actual barge and provides
a magical experience for children. The staff are well-trained
at enchanting kids and getting the best from them and
you’ll be able to rest whilst your little ones are
transported to their first theatre experience.
If your kids have bags of energy why not book them into
a course at The London Corinthian Sailing Club [map]?
This club, based at Linden House, Upper Mall, W6, runs
specific courses for children under strict supervision.
If it’s the summer holidays and you’re worried
that the kids are starting to forget the difference
between a compass and a set square, perhaps it’s
time to enjoy an education experience.
The Commonwealth Institute [map],
Kensington High Street, has a multimedia resource centre
where you’ll find a huge collection of encyclopaedias,
atlases, newspapers, bibliographies, and material from
the English National Curriculum and the Scottish Curriculum.
You’re sure to find something to keep young minds
Alternatively let them hone their cookery skills by booking
them into The Kids Cookery School [map],
Gunnersbury Lane. This unique venue offers cookery classes
and workshops for children from the age of the three upwards.
Here they can have fun and learn the secrets of the
kitchen – as well as the safety aspects –
in this purpose-built environment. Trained staff and
chefs are on hand to teach and support classes and there’s
always someone to do the clearing up afterwards.
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